Prevention on Vacation

How Regular Guy stays Regular when on Vacation …

I recently went on vacation. My digestive system must have eyes or GPS because as soon as I try to poop anywhere other than home-base, I lock up. To make matters worse, I forgot to pack my Metamucil. Oh no! No problem, I found a pharmacy and grabbed another Metamucil (Smooth Texture Sugar Free Regular Unflavored is my favorite).

But nothing is where you want it to be when moving from hotel to hotel. Where are the spoons!?!? Time to improvise. I poured some Metamucil into a cup, used the cup as a makeshift funnel to pour the fibery goodness into a water bottle, then poured in water.

Getting my Metamucil on in a Hotel
Hotel Metamucil

I was a bit blocked up from the change in foods and again, my Gastro-GPS, so I took a Colace (ducosate) and wham-bamalam-boom. That disabled my away-from-home-colon-lock. Good stuff. I’ve added Colace to my out-of-town bathroom kit. Very gentle, no diarrhea.

Keep a few things handy when you’re not at home, and you will not have a hemorrhoid to nurse when you return home.

Metamucil Sugar Free at Amazon

Colace at Amazon

One Day Without Metamucil

My day normally starts with one coffee, and then just before nature calls I mix a large teaspoon of Metamucil into a 20 oz glass of water. Then I chase that with another full 20 oz glass. Then it’s off to the races. I’m as regular as a swiss watch. Wham-bamalam-boom and it all comes out in one 5-10 second shot.


Today I was distracted and neglected to perform my morning routine. The result? I’ve had to go three times today. All little dribs and drabs. No wham-bamalam-boom. The problem? The more time spent on the bowl pushing, and the more time spent wiping, puts me at a greater risk to get another hemorrhoid. I won’t be forgetting my routine tomorrow morning, or anytime soon for that matter.

If I were alone on a desert island and could only have one hemorrhoid product – it would be Metamucil. I don’t work for them, I’m not compensated by them, I’m just happy as hell that a simple drink every morning has kept me hemorrhoid free for nearly 5 years.

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